Fashion Communication and Promotion

A handy guide to the Library collections, services and facilities within your subject area.

Gillians AldusMeet Your Librarian

Gillian Aldus is the Assistant Librarian responsible for Fashion Communication and Promotion while Jenny is on maternity leave. She studied Classics and Musical Performance at the University of Exeter, Library and Information Studies at UCL, and has 7 years’ experience working in Higher Education libraries.


How Can I Help You?

You can book one-to-one tutorials with me to help you with your research or referencing; please contact me via email and we can arrange a Teams session, or we can just have a chat via email if you’d prefer.  I work Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings; at any other time, my colleagues will be happy to help you.

If we don’t stock the item you are looking for, let us know and we can try to get an ebook or get you access to an journal article. Click here to suggest an item or email us.

Research Online

The Library has a wide selection of online resources to help you with your research. These can be really useful for finding information for reports and essays.

Accessing e-resources from off campus

Useful Online Resources for FCP

Finding articles in magazines and journals
To find magazine and journal articles online, use the Discovery search box at the top of every page on this website. Enter your search term (e.g. a designer’s name) and you will see a results list that includes both books and journal articles which feature in your search terms. Many of the results will offer full text so you can read the articles online. Some results may give an abstract which will give you a brief summary of the article, but not the full text. If you would like to read the full text but can’t find it, please ask a Librarian for help, or request the article via Inter Library Loan.Search button For more details on searching and browsing journals, please have a look at the e-journals guide.
Business of Fashion
Business of Fashion is a daily resource for fashion creatives delivering fashion business intelligence on emerging designers, disruptive technologies and global brands that are making their mark on the industry at a time of unprecedented change.To create a profile for free student access to all articles please use this link


Statista offers over 1.5 million statistics from over 18,000 sources, available immediately in easy to use graphs you can use in your own reports and presentations. Statista includes market data, industry reports, forecasts, opinion polls and infographics.
Access: on and off-campus. For off-campus, if you are not automatically authenticated, access select ‘Login’ then scroll down to the ‘Additional Services’ list and choose the ‘Campus Access” option. You will need to select ‘Norwich University of the Arts’ from the dropdown list and login with your NUA username and password.

Berg Fashion Library
The Berg Fashion Library includes 13,000 images, the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, eBooks, reference works, an interactive timeline, a new exhibition archive, and more.
Online trend-analysis and research service for the fashion design and retail industries. Includes surveys of catwalks, colour and materials, and seasonal trends. Please contact for help with signing up or reactivating your account from home.
bob logoWatch tv and film
BoB (Box of Broadcasts) is a television streaming service available to all students and staff. Login via OpenAthens using your NUA username and password. It is covered under the NUA’s television license so there is no need for a TV license to use it. BoB allows you to view recently aired programmes from over 65 channels and there is a searchable archive of 2 million broadcasts. You can also create playlists of your favourite programmes and there is a function for making clips.
Here is an Fashion playlist
of programmes that you might find useful.
Image databases

Image of pattern by Bianchini-Ferier

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Behind the scenes images from all the latest fashion shows

First View
The world’s largest fashion database and photo archive.

Live broadcasts from catwalk shows and fashion shoots.

V&A Search the Collections
Database of over half a million images of objects in the Museum’s collections.
Register and download free images for personal use.

Useful Fashion-Friendly Websites
VADS : the online resource for visual arts  Comprises over 100,000 images that are freely available and copyright cleared for use in learning and research in the UK. Includes:

Fashion Revolution

An organisation made up of designers, academics, writers, business leaders, policymakers, brands, retailers, marketers, producers, makers, workers and fashion lovers campaigning for the fashion industry to value people, the environment, creativity and profit in equal measure.

United Nations – 17 Goals to Transform Our world

The UN Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet.

De Zeen

Brings you a carefully edited selection of the best architecture, design and interiors projects and news from around the world.

Westminster Menswear Archive

The Westminster Menswear Archive was founded to establish and maintain a collection of garments and related artefacts to encourage and develop the study of menswear design from a technical and functional point of view; to advance the general knowledge of menswear as a design discipline, and to be used as a resource tool to inform contemporary menswear design.

Fashion Organisations

United Kingdom

British Fashion Council

Costume and Textile Association Norwich

Costume Society UK

Fashion & Textile Museum London

Not Just A Label

Somerset House

Victoria & Albert Museum


The Costume Institute New York

Fashion Institute of Technology New York

Les Arts Decoratifs

Fashion Weeks




New York



NUA Library subscribes to Ebook Central and Dawsonera. Go to the E-books page to find out more about how to access these resources. We have over 140,000 e-books to choose from, and you can even rent or suggest extra purchases too.

Ebook Central

If you are ever unsure, ask a member of the library team and we shall be glad to help you.

The Library also has a selection of E-Journals that can be read online.

Cover for Fashion Practice MagazineFashion Practice
Fashion Practice is the first peer-reviewed academic journal to cover the full range of contemporary design and manufacture within the context of the fashion industry.
Electronic holdings: Vol. 1 2009 – present
Cover for Fashion Theory magazineFashion Theory
‘Fashion Theory takes as its starting point a definition of ‘fashion’ as the cultural construction of the embodied identity. The importance of studying the body as a site for the deployment of discourses has been well established in a number of disciplines’
Electronic holdings: Full text: Vol.1 1997 – present
Cover for Vogue US Archive MagazineVogue US Archive
A complete searchable archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. Every page, advertisement, cover and fold-out has been included, with rich indexing enabling you to find images by garment type, designer and brand names. The Vogue Archive preserves the work of the world’s greatest fashion designers, stylists and photographers and is a unique record of American and international fashion, culture and society from the dawn of the modern era to the present day.
Electronic holdings: Vogue US Archive

Get Help With Your Research

Contact the Library 
Find Study Skills Advice 

Take a look at previously submitted NUA Research Reports for FCP.


Browse The Library Shelves (when we are able!) 

Books on FCPBook cover for Design Thinking
Book cover for Colour Forecasting for Fashion


FCP books in the Library’s main collection can be found on the first floor at Dewey Decimal number 761. They are broken down into more specific subject areas like this:

Costume and Fashion: 761 Fashion Designers A-Z: 761.6
History of Fashion 2000 -2010: 761.39 Body Decoration:761.7
Fashion Business: 761.4 Specific kinds of clothing: 761.8
Fashion Design:761.5 Fashion Photography: 758.43

Remember that there will be useful books in other parts of the Library as well, like this:

Graphic Communication: 750 Semiotics: 302.2

Main collection books can be borrowed for three weeks.

Special Collections  Book cover for This is a pair of Levi's jeans
Found on the first floor, the Library’s Special Collections cabinets house artist’s books, rare books, typographic books, illustrated books, pop-up books and zines. These cannot be taken out on loan, but you are very welcome to look at them in the Library.

Please ask at the Help Desk if you would like to see any of the items in this collection.


Image of Pretty Deadly pamphletPamphlets
Thinner, more ephemeral material is held in the Library’s Pamphlets collection, on the first floor. This includes lots of exhibition catalogues, monographs, maps and some one-off examples of magazines with interesting designs and layouts. Using the pamphlets is a good way of finding material on artists and designers who are perhaps less well known or less well established. Like Special Collections, Pamphlets cannot be taken out on loan, but please feel free to help yourself to pamphlets to read in the Library.


Browse Journals and Magazines (when we are able!)Cover of Dazed and Confused Magazine Cover of Tank Journal

Journals and magazines cannot be taken out on loan, but you are welcome to browse the latest issues and back copies held on the first floor of the Library.

Journals and magazines are a valuable source of visual and written material to help you in your research. It’s a good idea to get to know the titles related to your course because:

  • They are up to date.
  • Often the material in them covers contemporary activity and news.
  • Young artists and designers will be covered in journals long before they are covered by books.

Fashion Journals and Magazines

These are titles that relate particularly to FCP, but remember lots of the other titles available in the library will be useful too:

Current Journals

Cover for Another MagazineAnOther Magazine
The only international magazine for both men and women, Another Magazine is much more than a fashion bi-annual. Brought to you by the publishers of Dazed & Confused, Another Magazine is the best in new fashion photography and literature for people who want more to read.
Print Holdings: 2005 – present
Click here for full catalogue record
Arena Homme +
A fashion magazine for men published biannually since 1994, ‘brother’ magazine to the women’s fashion biannual Pop. Regular longtime contributors have included David Bradshaw, Steven Klein, Steven Meisel, Simon Foxton, Bruce Weber, Karl Templer, Alasdair McLellan, Joe McKenna, Panos Yiapanis, Nicola Formichetti, Olivier Rizzo, Tim Blanks, Murray Healy, Paul Morley, David Sims and Thom Murphy.
Print Holdings: 2019 – present
Cover of Bloom MagazineBloom
The first trend magazine for flowers and plants and how they relate to fashion, interiors and other industries.
Print Holdings: 2008 – present
Click here for full catalogue record
Cover for Collezioni Accessori magazineCollezioni Accessori
The whole universe of accessories, from bags to footwear, belts and bijoux in one single magazine. Over 200 photographs in 4 issues each year, two dedicated to the prêt-à-porter fashion shows and two to brands, the photographic reportage on leading trends and the latest ideas from each brand, man and woman.
Print Holdings: Most recent 10 years
Click here for full catalogue record
Cover for Collezioni DonnaCollezioni Donna
The complete visual survey on the designer shows compiled in two issues: in March and October showing the Milan and New York collections as well as reports from Hong Kong, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Barcelona, in April and November the collections from Paris, London and Madrid.
Print holdings: 2010 – present
Click here for full catalogue record
Cover for Collezioni Haute CoutureCollezioni Haute Couture
Collezioni Haute Couture presents the latest collections of the top couturiers as shown in Paris and Rome, captured by more than 2000 colour photos and including the most beautiful materials, wedding dresses and accessories.
Print Holdings: 2010 – present
Click here for full catalogue record
Cover for Collezioni UomoCollezioni Uomo
A complete and compact seasonal overview of men’s fashion (Classic, formalwear, special occasions, sportswear and knitwear) featuring designer collections and the most important international shows.
Print Holdings: 2010 – present
Click here for full catalogue record
Cover for Collezioni sport and streetCollezioni Sport and Street
The most complete compendium on modern sport and streetwear. Research fashion labels, trend setting brands, the most innovative designers. From street to international catwalks, passing through specialised salons, a three monthly which gathers together and previews all the sector trends. 2 issues per year.
Print Holdings: 2010 – present

Click here for full catalogue record
Cover for Dazed and Confused magazineDazed and Confused
Founded by Jefferson Hack and Rankin in 1991, the independent British fashion, culture and arts magazine has a strong global reputation for its groundbreaking and trendsetting editorial and its support of new generations of fashion, art, literature, photography and music talent., their online magazine, is updated daily, hosting interactive projects, extra editorial content, exclusive music and fashion film.
Print Holdings: 2006 – present

Click here for full catalogue record
Cover for Drapers magazineDrapers
Drapers is your key to the UK fashion business. Every week Drapers features the finest news, trends, catwalks, top fashion jobs, exclusive sales data and insightful viewpoints. Available in paper format and online.
Print Holdings: Most recent 18 months

Click here for full catalogue record
Cover for Hero MagazineHero
Menswear magazine who strive to make a magazine and website that are not afraid to be visually led and arresting – have beautiful photography, amazing fashion and great, informal interviews with actors, designers and friends – and for that to be something to celebrate and revel in.
Print Holdings: 2013 – present

Click here for full catalogue record
Cover for Hunger magazineHunger
For the culturally and visually hungry. Hunger is a biannual magazine from photographer and publisher, Rankin
Print Holdings: 2011 – present
Electronic access from: Hunger website
Click here for full catalogue record
Cover for ID magazineI-D
I-D has built its reputation on being a consistent source of inspiration in fashion culture. i-D began as a fanzine dedicated to the street style of punk-era London in 1980, and quickly earned its position at the vanguard of fashion and style, abiding by the premise of originate – don’t imitate.
Print Holdings: 1986 – present

Click here for full catalogue record
Cover for L'Officiel de la Couture FranceL’Officiel de la Couture France
A French fashion magazine first published in 1921, this journal targets upper-income educated women ages 25 to 49.
Print Holdings: 2010 – present
Electronic access:Archive from 1921 also available online (12 months embargo)
Click here for full catalogue record
Cover for Nylon MagazineNylon
Nylon is an American multi-platform media company and magazine that focus on pop culture and fashion. Its coverage includes art, beauty, music, design, celebrities, technology and travel. Its name references New York and London.
Print Holdings: 2011 – present
Click here for full catalogue record
Cover for Paper magazinePaper
Paper, is a New York City-based independent magazine  focusing on fashion, popular culture, nightlife, music, art and film.
Print Holdings: 2015 only
Click here for full catalogue record
Cover for Pop MagazinePop
POP celebrates fashion, art, design, retail,  pop culture, pop music and much more in our rapidly shifting world. Pop is the magazine the international catwalk creatives look to for a fresh perspective on all that is new and truly exciting.
Print Holdings: Vol.7 2003 – Vol. 8 2004, 2007 – present
Click here for full catalogue record
Cover for Purple Fashion magazinePurple Fashion
Bridging the gap between art and fashion since 1992.
Print Holdings: 2001 – present
Click here for full catalogue record
Cover for Selvedge MagazineSelvedge
Selvedge Magazine offers the world’s finest textile photography, unparalleled design and peerless writing. Readers share a belief in the importance of their material surroundings and a passion for the beautiful and beautifully made. Directed towards an international, discerning audience, Selvedge covers fine textiles in every context: fine art, interiors, fashion, travel and shopping.Print Holdings: Vol.1 2004 – present
Click here for full catalogue record
Cover for Sportswear International MagazineSportswear International
Sportswear International is the only global industry publication that focuses on denim, sportswear, casual, sophisticated and contemporary fashion. Providing inside information, trend reports, stories about top stores and most influential players and labels, stunning fashion shoots and invaluable insight into the workings and offerings of an ever-changing industry
Print Holdings: 2010 – present
Click here for full catalogue record
Cover for Tank MagazineTank

The writers, artists, photographers, stylists and illustrators who contribute to Tank are not only outstanding in their class but also independent thinkers. Accordingly, those whose work we’ve published over the last eleven years are today’s most respected names in their fields. Some of the new people we’re discovering will no doubt follow the same trajectory and we’ll continue to work with both emerging and established talent.
Print Holdings: 1999 – present
Click here for full catalogue record
Cover for Vogue UK MagazineVogue (UK)
The most famous fashion magazine in the world.
Print Holdings: 1971 – present
Click here for full catalogue record
Cover for Vogue Paris magazineVogue Paris
The most famous fashion magazine in the world.
Print Holdings: 2010 – present
Click here for full catalogue record
Cover for Vogue Italia MagazineVogue Italia
Print Holdings: 2010 – present
Click here for full catalogue record
Fashion Archived Journals
Cover for Under the Influence magazineUnder The Influence

A bi-annual magazine celebrating influential perspectives on contemporary culture.
Print Holdings: 2015 – 2017
Click here for full catalogue record